Rhythm of War - An instant #1 New York Times Bestseller and a USA Today and Indie Bestseller!
The Stormlight Archive saga continues in Rhythm of War, the eagerly awaited sequel to Brandon Sanderson's #1 New York Times bestselling Oathbringer, from an epic fantasy writer at the top of his game.
After forming a coalition of human resistance against the enemy invasion, Dalinar Kholin and his Knights Radiant have spent a year fighting a protracted, brutal war. Neither side has gained an advantage, and the threat of a betrayal by Dalinar’s crafty ally Taravangian looms over every strategic move.
Now, as new technological discoveries by Navani Kholin’s scholars begin to change the face of the war, the enemy prepares a bold and dangerous operation. The arms race that follows will challenge the very core of the Radiant ideals, and potentially reveal the secrets of the ancient tower that was once the heart of their strength.
At the same time that Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with his changing role within the Knights Radiant, his Windrunners face their own problem: As more and more deadly enemy Fused awaken to wage war, no more honorspren are willing to bond with humans to increase the number of Radiants. Adolin and Shallan must lead the coalition’s envoy to the honorspren stronghold of Lasting Integrity and either convince the spren to join the cause against the evil god Odium, or personally face the storm of failure.
Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson
The Stormlight Archive
The Way of Kings
Words of Radiance
Rhythm of War
The Mistborn trilogy
Mistborn: The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages
Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series
Alloy of Law
Shadows of Self
Bands of Mourning
Other Cosmere novels
The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series
Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
The Scrivener's Bones
The Knights of Crystallia
The Shattered Lens
The Dark Talent
The Rithmatist series
Other books by Brandon Sanderson
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The twists and turns through this book were amazing and we got to see some of the best character development I have yet to see from an author.
Shallan is the worst, and the first third of the book is mostly her. She should be dead. She pretends to have experience at spying and soldiering, then uses that fake experience to beat REAL spies and warriors. It's really stupid, and if the world worked the way it should, she'd be dead. But she's a Mary Sue, so she just keeps winning while I roll my eyes and skim her terrible chapters. Brandon somehow made the worst character in his books MORE annoying in this one. I hate this character, and not in the good Lannister kind of way. Also, nobody in a believable world would like her. Intentionally misunderstanding what people say in an effort to be clever is annoying, not funny, and nobody in any of these books reacts to her how they should. I can't stress enough how much I hate that Brandon has sullied these books with this garbage character. That being said, Dalinar, Kaladin, Navani, and Adolin before he married Mary Sue, are amazing. Taravangian is awesome. Even Venli and Eshonai grew on me, though I find flashback chapters lack suspense and frustrate me because they don't push the story forward.
I’ve really loved this series so far but this one just feels stuck in time. There’s a major war going on but it seems there is plenty of time for characters to wonder about the same things over and over without figuring anything out, rehashing the same feelings over and over without changing anything. It’s an interesting world chock full of interesting characters but most of the time we see them hiding in dark rooms feeling moody. Hope the pace picks up again in future installments.
Best stories I’ve ever read in my entire life. Simple as that.
This book is the least favorite of the series. The mental issues facing the characters gets old quick and there isn’t as much action in this book. Let’s hope the author improves dramatically on the next book.
Amazing as usual.
Cannot wait for the next on, I hope we don’t have to wait to long
I thought it was fantastic! Great to see the characters’ internal/external struggle. Not sure if it’s my favorite in the series, but definitely up there Some parts felt a bit long... but it was really great overall! Sooo excited for the next book🤪! Ending was like ahhh 😨! I love all the characters sooo much💛... lots of awesome dramatic parts 🤩🤩
Wow, he’s stretching to make more books out of a story that should be much shorter. Long painful boring sections hundreds of pages long where the characters wallow in their issues and flounder in their inability to make headway on their daddy issues, self guilt, inadequacy, etc. The beginning and the end were good, the 600 pages in between were barely worth skimming.
I have no words to describe how satisfied I am after reading this book. I got the chills as I read the book, multiple times, because of the skill and passion of this author. What a blessing it is to enjoy this child of his mind. Looking forward to more to come in the cosmere. This book obviously opens up a door for exploring of worlds interacting with each other. Thank you, Brandon and Tor for the most satisfying read I have experienced yet.
Haven’t read a book of his I didn’t like!
As a Soldier I think Sanderson does as well as any author at capturing that warrior spirit and the trials that can come from that. I admittedly got a little bogged down with the intricacies of “fabrial science.” But the characters are what keeps me going. Sanderson has made me care about them and intrigued me with new characters and the slow reveal of a greater universe than any of our characters were aware of before. And you have to respect an author that can get you into a riveting endgame sequence that is 300 pages long. The book also makes you think about why these events are occurring more than any before. Masterfully done and much appreciated!
I get it, you don’t want weird spells and elves flying around using stupid magic, you need more grounded stories. This is a series that has a fantastical setting but each character has so much growth and wisdom, that the fantasy aspect becomes secondary. I love the mythology, but it would be nothing without these fantastic characters.
A whole lot of hand wringing and angst. Yawn.
Read as much of the Cosmere before reading this and you will enjoy it that much more. So many questions answered. Life before Death.
I forgot some of prior events, so delicious to go back and read all of these again. Taking us to unexpected places and adding to the plot all the while. Love love love
So...when does book 5 come out??????????
Amazing, just like every single book I’ve ever red by him
Moved slowly with no reward at the end unlike the previous books in this series that were also slow. Characters like the god swap at the end are boring and incredibly tedious which is unlike previous Sanderson books. Looks like I won’t be buying book 5 which is the first Sanderson novel I won’t read. Will have to rethink any future novels in other series as well as the invisible hand of the Cosmere isn’t interesting but quite boring.
It’s only been a day since i’ve finished it so I’ll need some time to think about it but I think this might be my favorite Stormlight book. King Sanderson did that. 👏🏻
Storms. I read this book in 3 days. It’s incredible of course, but you already know that - it’s book 4 of the Stormlight Archive! Jump in!
It would be so much more enjoyable if the e-book would download.